December 13, 2019. The American company Mosaic announced that it was preparing to start production of fertilizers at the stopped Plants of Uncle Sam and Faustina in St. James Parish (Louisiana, USA).
According to Mosaic management, the plants will start work on Monday.
Mosaic spokeswoman Callie Neslund said all employees on leave for the suspension returned to work last week, but many will have to undergo standard training first. security after a long break. It is also known that during the break in work the company’s employees received 70% of their salary and a full package of benefits.
The decision to suspend production at the two plants came due to the unfavorable situation in the market, but the threat of the collapse of phosphogyps dumps at Uncle Sam also played a role. Earlier this year, for example, the authorities expressed concern about the integrity of acid ponds and demanded action. Now the situation has been corrected and the risk of harmful waste entering the environment is minimal, according to Mosaic